‘A-Team’ Director Wants ‘Taskmaster’ And ‘Preacher’ Movies

With “The A-Team” finally set to burst into theaters later on this week, director Joe Carnahan has already set his sights on two comic book properties as potential future projects.

While his interest in Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion’s “Preacher” is unsurprising, Carnahan’s passion for the Marvel supervillain (and frequent “Avengers” foe) Taskmaster is also evident. Carnahan recently spoke out about the “Taskmaster” adaptation he was previously on board for, along with “A-Team” producer Alex Young.

“Originally I wanted to do ’Juggernaut’ ’cause I had a really good take on that,” Carnahan told Superhero Hype. “And then ’Taskmaster’ was something we talked about [and] I haven’t discussed it with [Young] for ages, but I would love to get back in. I love the idea of a guy with photographic reflexes, he can see something and repeat it, I thought that was such a cool idea.”

“I think it might be one of those Marvel characters you really need to reimagine because he’s got the whole skull and cape,” conceded Carnahan. “It’s a bit grandiose I think — but it would certainly be a cool thing.”

Last week, Carnahan revealed to MTV News that he was in talks to direct “The Avengers” before the job seemingly became Joss Whedon’s for the taking.

Earlier this year, Sam Mendes left the latest “Preacher” adaptation attempt in order to direct the next “James Bond” film for MGM, which was subsequently delayed due to the studio’s ongoing financial problems. While the director’s chair is currently empty on that project, Carnahan indicated that it would be a dream project for him.

“I’m kind of desperate to do another comic book adaptation,” admitted Carnahan. “And the other thing I’m really keen on or interested in is ’Preacher’ because I’m a big Garth Ennis fan and I love that series and that’s out there, and that might be something… I really love that. You gotta do the Allfather (D’Aronique) and all that crazy s**t and I haven’t seen a script and I don’t know what it is, but yeah, we’ll see. Who knows?”

Carnahan’s “A-Team” adaptation will hit theaters this Friday, June 11.

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